One of the advantages of buying a Vivint home security system in Albany is that you can integrate it with home automation. Components such as a smart thermostat will make your living space the ideal temperature and energy-efficient. Smart locks grant you the power to remote control your entrances. And you won’t leave the garage door wide open again once you get your automated garage door sensor.
However, as great as these gadgets are alone, they can have an even larger effect when used in tandem with your security system. Here are just 5 amazing home automation ideas for Albany that will make your house much more attuned to your needs:
Home Automation Idea #1: Go on alert when you travel for work
Along with a before bed routine, you can set your automation parameters to activate when your house is vacant. With the Vivint App, you can secure your house with an easy button press. Now you can be sure that every door is secure, every light is no longer on, the alarms are set, and your cameras are on watch. You can even close the garage door through the app if you accidentally left it open.
You don't need to keep your home on alert the entire day. Unlatch the doors for out-of-town family or service workers through the smartphone app. Or place your home on guard without even lifting a finger. By installing a geofence around your house, your network of devices powers on every time you pull out of the driveway. Then when you return home, your alarms disarm, and your doors unlock when you come up to the garage.
Home Automation Idea #2: Put your home down for the night
Your nighttime habits has become routine: shut off all the lights, lock the doors, set the thermostat, and arm your security system. However, how many times have you woken up to find that you neglected to lock the back door or left the bathroom light on? And once you neglect to do one part of your nightly checklist, it's simple to neglect it the next evening, as well. Without realizing it, your neglected ritual becomes a habit.
But you can ensure that your house is ready for bedtime every evening when you automate your nighttime program. Through your Albany home security system, you can generate rules that fine-tune all your tech without you traveling room to room. With a tap of a button, you can lock the doors, shut off the lights, lower the thermostat, and activate your security devices. Or don't agonize about forgetting to hit a button. Designate your automation to trigger at a set time -- like 10pm.